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Let Marcus Fenix Bend Your Ear

John DiMaggio brings his trademark rasp to this spirited interview.

With Gears of War 2 and the new direct-to-video Futurama movie, Bender's Game, on store shelves this week, things have been busy for voice actor John DiMaggio, whose gravelly voice gets put to good use as both Marcus Fenix and Bender. If you want to know a little more about the voice behind these two fan-favorites, check out this recent phone interview with Chad Dukes at WJFK 106.7-FM, where DiMaggio discussed his place in the hearts/pants of nerds everywhere, as well as his experiences at Comic-Con, his Gears of War 2 information leaks, his role in Pirates of Silicon Valley as Steve Ballmer, and more. It's a pretty fluffy piece, but DiMaggio's a pretty affable dude, and while you shouldn't go in expecting any Gears of War 3 secrets, it's a fun interview.

  
  
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Posted by Ryan

With Gears of War 2 and the new direct-to-video Futurama movie, Bender's Game, on store shelves this week, things have been busy for voice actor John DiMaggio, whose gravelly voice gets put to good use as both Marcus Fenix and Bender. If you want to know a little more about the voice behind these two fan-favorites, check out this recent phone interview with Chad Dukes at WJFK 106.7-FM, where DiMaggio discussed his place in the hearts/pants of nerds everywhere, as well as his experiences at Comic-Con, his Gears of War 2 information leaks, his role in Pirates of Silicon Valley as Steve Ballmer, and more. It's a pretty fluffy piece, but DiMaggio's a pretty affable dude, and while you shouldn't go in expecting any Gears of War 3 secrets, it's a fun interview.

  
  
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Posted by TheGTAvaccine

Mmmm John DiMaggio. -creams-

Posted by stucket

rofl

Posted by Gunner612

"Mmmm John DiMaggio. -creams-"

do you have a double ended nerd boner?

Posted by Psynapse

DiMaggio rocks... i never knew he did Bender until the other day though. Talented guy.

Posted by saxmusician20

That is amazingly hilarious!

Posted by Milkman

I don't remember Marcus ever saying "What are these guys made of shit?"

Posted by John1912

I just found out he was Bender mmm 3 days ago.  I was pretty floored by that.  I was also sadly dissapointed not to see a bunch of outtakes of Marcus doing Benders voice for the credits >.>  That would have ruled, esp if you didnt know he did the vioce.  He could acutally get away with bite my shiny metal ass!

Posted by Discorsi

awww come on

Edited by TwoOneFive

most pre-ordered of all time. damn. 

this dude is the man though. sittin in his living with his pants listening himself talk to himself! HAHA
Posted by AndrewB

It was worth it just to hear him say that one line in Marcus' voice.

Edited by Bobby

My favorite radio station being referenced on my favorite website? I can smell Ragnarök on the horizon. Great interview, F. Scott Fukerton.

Posted by Levi

"Aww man what is this guy made of shit?"

Man that was great! He almost sounded a bit like Duke Nukem right there.

Posted by El_Dom

Oh man i had no damn clue he was Schnitzel in chowder. That rocks. Its funny that the man who plays Marcus Fenix and Bender plays a character who only ever says "Radda"

Posted by Peacemaker

You guys need to somehow get him on the bombcast, it would probably be the best podcast ever recorded. He seems like a really awesome guy.

Posted by TwoOneFive

i cant see you guys talking to him on the bombcast, what more could he say?

unless you did a mock Marcus Fenix interview. 
Posted by GiantBomber

John's the MAN

Posted by Kraznor

That was a nice interview, even though the football talk was completely meaningless gibberish to me.

Posted by MrKlorox

@Levi: I think that's what Epic was going for when casting him.

Posted by Systech

Oh shit! That guy is Bender!

Posted by destruktive

I need to get a hold off Pirates of Silicon Valley :D

I really want to see that again

Posted by destruktive

football stuff didn't mean anything to me either :) Then again, here, soccer is football and football is American fotball :)

And just the fact that he interviewed one of my favorite voice actors of all time makes it a looot more interesting

Edited by ResonanceXu

This was pretty cool, funny as well! DiMaggio is hillarious!

Posted by ZmillA

cool guy

Posted by Kralle

Damn...He sounds like the coolest guy

Posted by suneku

John DiMaggio is easily one of the best voice actors out there.

Posted by ElectricHaggis

John DiMaggio is pretty awesome.  Is he drunk here or just crazy?  I like to think he's just crazy.

Posted by nasie

The DVD commentarys on the futurama boxes is killing me, all the voice actors from that series is hillarious! It's a great series to.

Posted by Metamorphic

RADDA! RADDA! :|

Posted by patrick5152003

this wasnt the most pre orded game ever was it?

Posted by mrsmiley

Holy crap double nerd boner ROFL. Thanks for posting this up, Ryan.  Great find! :)

Posted by logson
Nice.
Posted by DJ_Lae

Meh. The dude who voices Baird is much more talented.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Cool, that was awesome.

Posted by ComradeCrash

Sweet! This is a great post.

Posted by OmegaPirate

between this guy and the dude who voices vamp from metal gear (he does hermes from futurama 0_o) Futurama has a strange mix of vocal artists xD

Posted by Media_Master

yup

Posted by Mairs89

Quality entertainment!

Posted by RenegadeSaint

I love this guy.  He's great on all of the Futurama commentaries.

Posted by Afroman269

Gotta love the no pants rule.

Posted by brukaoru

I found out quite a bit ago that John DiMaggio did the voice of Bender, I was quite surprised when I found it. Great voice actor. This was an awesome interview! It's great to know he plays the games too. :D

I'm glad they brought up the Niko Belliac voice actor situation. Nice to know that other voice actors don't complain about the contracts that they sign.

Most pre-ordered game of all time? Nice, definitely deserves to be.